Statistics are not everything in football, but they are useful when answering questions like these because they quantify how valuable a player is.
By "potent," we are talking mainly goal and not assist rankings, although some players do have a lethal combination of both.
There will likely be some consternation at the names included, or not included, in the top 10 here. But the evidence is mainly based on current form.
In terms of stats, the order is decided mainly by the number of goals scored in both the player’s domestic league and then across both the Champions League and Europa League.
It is impossible to judge some players on the evidence of one season when they have an entire career of exemplary form behind them. They have made it onto the honourable mentions list.
Attacking midfield has become a vital position in football today, domestically and particularly in Europe. The progress made by both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund at Europe’s top table attests to that.
Here are the top 10 most potent attacking midfielders.